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#25 HATTIE: A SEAT AT THE TABLE by Krystle Dellihue
#25 HATTIE: A SEAT AT THE TABLE by Krystle Dellihue

Sat, 26 Aug



#25 HATTIE: A SEAT AT THE TABLE by Krystle Dellihue

Hattie McDaniel is getting ready for the 19th Academy awards. Her publicist Ruby stops by to finalize her speech. The day is going as planned until her agent Bill stops by minutes before to reveal that Hattie cannot sit with her cast at the ceremony.

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26 Aug 2023, 18:30 – 21:30 BST


About the event

Join our online reading on Zoom in which participants will be invited to read the play or just sit back and listen from the comfort of their own home. The reading will be followed by a thought sharing session and opportunity to ask the writer about their work.

We expect the session to take up to 2.5/3 hours with an interval.

HATTIE: A SEAT AT THE TABLE by Krystle Dellihue

Set in Los Angeles in February, 1940. To be exact, the day of the 12th Academy Awards Ceremony and Hattie Mc Daniel is busy in preparation. She is the first person of colour to be nominated for the prestigious Academy Awards. But as the ceremony is taking place at the Ambassador Hotel, which enforces racial segregation, Hattie's special day of acknowledgment will not go smoothly. 

This beautifully written new full length drama by Krystle Dellihue , is packed full of timely and important subject matters that are unfortunately still a topic of frustration today. The cast of characters in this fantastic stage play are based on real life trailblazers of the time, including Hattie Mc Daniel herself, as well as her publicist, a female poet and writer; Ruby Goodwin and talent agent William Meiklejohn. We think ‘Hattie: A Seat At The Table’ is full of promise and sure to make waves in the theatre scene. With themes such as, the African American experience in 1940’s America, race & representation, celebrity and black Stereotypes - What that meant to white America and what that meant for black America. We hope you will join us as we delve deep into this poignant new play and help bring these larger-than-life characters come to life.


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